The Virginia Democratic Party Central Committee met in Charlottesville on December 6th for its quarterly meeting and marked our 2008 Victories — carrying Virginia for the first time in 44 years and thus helping to elect President Obama, electing Mark Warner and having two Democratic Senators for the first time since 1970, and electing Glenn Nye, Tom Periello, and Gerry Connolly and having a majority (6-5) in Virginia’s House of Representatives delegation for the first time in years.
The Commitee endorsed resolutions supporting a number of voting issues, including early voting, college student voting, and restoration of voting rights to former offenders.
Voting Issues Resolution (105.1 KiB, 977 hits)We also endorsed bipartisan redistricting.
Bipartisan Redistricting Resolution (50.6 KiB, 946 hits)Contact your members of the general assembly and urge them to support these efforts. Virgina General Assembly Contact Information.
The Committee also adopted a motion to elect the State Central Committee at Congressional District Conventions in the spring of 2009 and elect State Party Officers at the first Central Committee meeting in June 2009. Additional guidance to District Committees regarding this process will be circulated shortly.
2009 State Central Commitee Election (32.5 KiB, 927 hits)
We were happy to hear from 2009 Governor candidate Senator Creigh Deeds, Delegate Rosalyn Dance of Petersburg for Governor candidate Delegate Brian Moran, potential Governor candidate Terry McAuliffe, Lt. Governor candidates Jody Wagner and Jon Bowerbank, and Attorney General candidate John Fishwick. (Delegate Steve Shannon is also running for Attorney General.) Delegate David Toscano welcomed us to Charlottesville and reminded us of the importance of winning back the House of Delegates in 2009. (See voting issues above.)